...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Found For Friday

 Near a small town and farming community the following event happened to a farmer named Ken Kellog.
Ken raises sheep, and he has this surly, unpredictable ram which boldly tries to escape the pasture at any opportunity. He also has quite a temper (the ram, not Ken).
A bunch of ravens had their nests nearby—about twenty ravens in all. Ten ravens make up a swoop, just like more than four sheep are a flock, etc. Anyways, these ravens loved to harass the ram. They’d fly down into the field and caw at him until he charged at them. Then they’d all fly upward, and the ram would crash into the fence. Once, though, one of the ravens didn’t get out of the way in time, and he was crushed against the fencepost. The others decided to get revenge.
When Farmer Kellog came out to check on his sheep one day, he forgot to lock the gate properly. The ravens, working together, pushed it open, and lured the ram out into the hayfield. They flew towards the bailing machine, the ram bleating furiously all the way. At the last moment, the ravens pulled up—and the ram ran straight into the bailer. He came out the other side in a mangled package.
Twenty big black birds came to perch upon him, satisfied, leaving the farmer with......
two swoops of ravens on a package of Kellog’s brazen ram.



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Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.


When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I


A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.


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It's a dead give away.


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In feudalism your count votes.


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Old skiers go downhill fast.


My friend was engaged to a man with a wooden leg but broke it off.



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Frayed knot. That stuff is bad noose


 How do fish keep up with what's going on?
They listen to the current news.



1 comment:

Ur-spo said...

My lipid profile came back stellar, attributed to good living and (near) daily oatmeal. So there.